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Originally posted by Jenna
Unless there's some loophole I'm unaware of, declaring war is a power given solely to Congress. Individual states don't have the money or manpower to declare war against an entire country, so even if there is a loophole it would be a very very bad idea.
As the Major previously stated; no the state of Arizona cannot declare war. You may have some sophomoric attachment to the idea, but that changes neither the U.S. Constitution or the Enumerated Power of the Legislative Branch. The Major suggests a little more reading of his erudite posts and supporting linked material and less of your juvenile attempts to dispute irrefutable facts.
Originally posted by hawkiye
Excuse me but can you please point out in the Constitution where it forbids a state from declaring war or defending itself?
Section 10 - Powers prohibited of States
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Do you really believe nay state would have signed on had they thought they were giving up thier right to declare war and defend themselves?
Originally posted by broahes
Yeah, Immigration is the job of the Federal Government too, but that didn't stop Arizona..